|Ordered||15 Aug 1940|
|Laid down||1 Mar 1941||Kriegsmarinewerft (KMW), Wilhelmshaven (werk 149)|
|Launched||29 May 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Jul 1943||Oblt. Hans-Dietrich Wilke|
|Successes||No ships sunk or damaged|
Stricken on 21 Aug, 1944 near La Pallice, in position 46.10N, 01.14W, when unable to put to sea and surrendered to France.
Became the French submarine Laubie in 1947. Stricken on 11 March, 1963 as Q335. Broken up.
Attacks on this boat
14 Aug 1944
A Canadian Wellington aircraft (Sqdn 407/E) was shot down on the Brest - La Pallice route.
1 recorded attack on this boat.
Men lost from U-boats
Unlike many other U-boats, which during their service lost men due to accidents and various other causes, U-766 did not suffer any casualties (we know of) until the time of her loss.
We have 1 emblem entry for this boat! See the emblem page for this boat or view each one below.